An interesting accessory for a strainer basket is a magnet insert. In liquid pipeline systems where there is wear of iron or steel parts against each other there are often microscopic iron or steel particles present in the fluid. This happens in cooling or lubricating lines to bearings, in oil passing through gear boxes, and in ink processed on roller mills for example. These tiny particles can sometimes pass through the finest mesh screen. A way to catch them is to install a magnet as an insert in the strainer basket. Such inserts should be designed so all the fluid passes over it and thus comes in contact with the magnet. The magnetic element should be powerful enough to lift several times its own weigh, otherwise it will not catch and hold the metal particles. Alnico, Ceramic and Rare Earth are the three most popular magnetic strengths for strainer baskets. Finally, the magnet should be encased in an inert material like stainless steel to prevent corrosion.
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- Eaton Introduces New High Flow Mechanically Cleaned StrainerEaton’s newly launched High Flow Mechanically Cleaned Strainer is engineered specifically to help conserve valuable process water while protecting costly equipment from debris. This new strainer design affords minimal purge volumes, allowing you to save on the cost of chemical treatments and heating energy. Featuring fast cleaning magnetically coupled actuat […]
- Pipeline Basket Strainer Precaution: Pressure DifferentialWhile pipeline strainers are deigned to withstand pressures far in excess of their rated maximum operating pressures, this is not true of pipeline strainer baskets. Very few strainer baskets will stand high pressure differentials through them. In a pipeline basket strainer rated at 150 psi, for example, if used with a line pressure of 150 […]
- Basket Strainer Help – What Size Mesh Lining To Use?The question of which mesh lining size to use comes up regularly. Here the basic rule is to use the coarsest mesh which will strain out the product to be removed. Using a finer mesh than needed will only result in premature clogging. When in doubt about which of two mesh sizes to use, it […]
- When to Clean Strainer BasketsStrainer baskets should be cleaned on a regular basis, not when they become clogged, to insure that they are not damaged by too high a differential pressure. Another reason for frequent cleaning is a phenomenon known as “runaway buildup”. As dirt in a strainer basket accumulates and as the mesh or perforations plug up, pressure […]
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